Presentation on theme: "WELCOME TO DAY TWO OF YOUR ONLINE RETREAT Continue when ready."— Presentation transcript:
WELCOME TO DAY TWO OF YOUR ONLINE RETREAT Continue when ready
NINE DAYS WITH MARY mACKILLOP Continue when ready
Be still Continue when ready
Breathe deeply Continue when ready
God is with you Continue when ready
Open the eyes and ears of your heart To the indwelling god Continue when ready
As you read the scripture passage on the slide that follows become aware of what word or phrase speaks to you? Continue when ready
You care for the earth, give it water, You fill it with riches. Your river in heaven brims over To provide its grain. And thus you provide for the earth; You drench its furrows, You level it, soften it with shower You bless its growth. Psalm 65:9-14 Continue when ready
Sit with that word or phrase. Ponder it. Let it speak to your inner spirit. Continue when ready
The Psalmist gives thanks for God’s gift of water that softens the earth and brings forth life. Mary gave thanks for her mother Flora, who taught her, at an early age, to trust in God to provide the “water,” grace that was necessary for Mary to become the good soil that would bring forth much life. Continue when ready
“Dearest Mamma, you ever taught me to look up to and depend on divine providence in every trouble and when you saw me dull or unhappy you always had the same sweet reminder for me. Ah, do not forget what you taught me. You were my first teacher.” (21 August, 1867) Continue when ready
What stirs in your heart as you hold these words of Mary MacKillop? Continue when ready
I, your God, provide for you (your name); I, your God, soften you (your name) with showers; I, your God, bless your growth (your name).” Continue when ready I, ( your name) do want to depend on God to drench me to become good soil that will bring forth much life. In the stillness of my inner spirit God is inviting me to become good soil for...
May God, who drenches the earth who drenches the earth with rain to bring forth life, with rain to bring forth life, shower me, shower me, soften me soften me and bring forth life in me. and bring forth life in me. (Psalm 104 adapted) May I become God’s “good soil” so that all creation may give thanks and glory to God. Continue when ready
WE look forward to praying with you on day THREE.